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Aspen Summer Words Public Panel – Literature With Impact
June 19, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-6$25 – $75
Literature With Impact
The Belly Up | 5:15pm – 6:30pm
Panelists: Chinelo Okparanta, Ben Fountain, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
The $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize was launched this year to honor an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue. How can literature forge connections and shape public conversation around critical issues, without polarizing readership? Chinelo Okparanta, Ben Fountain, and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh will discuss the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.